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Philadelphia voters are in uncharted territory as the state fights over restrictive new ID legislation.
A block-long plaza replaces an unnecessary parking lane with tables, shade, and perhaps a farmers’ market or beer garden.
How a little yardwork can reduce crime and improve a neighborhood's sense of safety.
Philadelphia officials want to combat such painful examples of "distracted walking."
With legal challenges mounting, the NYPD conducted 70,000 fewer stops last quarter.
Increasing income inequality is changing the patterns of where Americans live, according to a new report.
Dutch muralists Haas and Hahn have teamed up to revitalize a blighted section of Philadelphia.
A new study details the rise of abandoned properties in Buffalo.
Workers do well on the east and west coasts.
Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.
The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.
The unlikely but unmistakably American intersection of bow hunting, pest control and hunger relief.
A spate of injuries and deaths have forced cities to reassess how pedestrians and cyclists interact.
Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.
Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.
A surprising tale of a forgotten cemetery, a land grab, and some clever recycling.
Not easy to convert, some cities still manage to find new ways to bring life to their abandoned grain elevators.